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Poster: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan Date: Sep 15, 2008 10:06am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Any chance of 30's-era German TV?

I recently read that several hundred reels exist of german TV from the 30's, any chance of some of these being uploaded? I'd sure be interested in seeing them!

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Poster: zigoto Date: Sep 15, 2008 11:48am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Any chance of 30's-era German TV?

I'm afraid you'll be disappointed.
Germans never kinescoped any broadcast. Even up to the late fifties, when videotape was introduced, no live program was ever preserved.
What remains of the 30's are pre-recorded programs on film.
Before electronic cameras were available, live events such as the Olympic Games or the annual Nazi Nuremberg rallies were shot on film, developed, scanned and then, with a one-minute delay, broadcast. Some of that footage did survive.
To my knowledge no complete program has ever been released to the public, and a 1999-documentary, containing some excerpts, is of course still under copyright.

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Poster: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan Date: Sep 15, 2008 12:49pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Any chance of 30's-era German TV?

Shame. It's well-known that some german music/cooking programs survive from the 30's, but I'll guess I'll never see the complete programs.

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